Thursday, February 19, 2009
Illustrator Research 18: Jamie Hewlett
Hewlett was born in 1968 on April 3rd in West Sussex England. He is best known for co- creating the comic book Tank Girl with Alan Martin (recently drawn by Ashley Wood) and co creating the animated band, The Gorillaz. His major influence was Brendan Mcarthy while he was in college drawing Deadline Magazine. His style is heavily influenced by Punk art and surrealism. His characters are zany, offbeat and sometimes don't make any sense, but in a good way that mesmerizes. He has worked independently, in conjuction with several UK bands, for 2000 AD, DC and with Hollywood making the Tank Girl movie which he describes as an unpleasant experience. An article about him can be found here.